Wednesday, July 6, 2011

a breakthrough!

ever since we've had ollie, he won't eat his food.
treats, yes.
people food, yes.
dog food mixed with chicken, sometimes...most of the time.
but a bowl of just straight dog food? hardly ever.

he'd have to be completely starving to even look at it. i must've tried so many different dog foods thinking he just didn't like the taste....then one day i tried something different...i added a bit of warm water, just enough to coat the food, then i drained the water. At first he looked at it, and walked away, but about 20 minutes later, i hear, *crunch crunch crunch* there he was, eating his food like a normal dog. the entire bowl, all at once! i was shocked. we kept the water coating going, and everyday, he'd eat his breakfast. sometimes picking his empty bowl up and bringing it to us to ask for more...and he'd eat more! we were shocked! we then tried to give him a bowl of dog food without the water. wouldn't look twice at it. then we added the water, and he gobbled it up! HALLELUJAH!!!!

But it's not just the water, i do believe we've found some food he enjoys as well (because the water mixture didn't work w/his royal canin food) right now he seems to like Natural Balance Duck & Potato, and Acana Wild Prarie. we also tried Orijen 6 fish, but no one could handle the strong fishy smell (the food, and on his breath after!) and i was asked to not buy that flavor anymore :/

haha. totally understandable. it really IS pretty stinky!

thank goodness he eats now!!! :)

in other news, ollie had another trip to fur love:

"i love fur love!"

1 comment:

  1. Yea Ollie!
    Funny that warm water does the trick.
    I hear you about the fishy smelling dog food. Darwin's on Acana Pacifica and while I love that it's nice and oily and her coat stays shiney it SMELLS!